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Tweak in htaccess file

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#1 windranger


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:44 AM

I want to map the name of an actual folder to a dummy folder name used in php / html, using htaccess file.

So on the server I have this real folder called 'mydata' which contains many php files and subfolders.

When I retrieve data from this folder, in php or html files, I want to write the path as 'somedata', instead of 'mydata'; for example: /somedata/mydatafile.php instead of /mydata/mydatafile.php. So the 'mydata' folder name will be always hidden from users for security reasons. 'somedata' is just a name, there isn't an actual folder on the server.

I have a few addon domains beside the main domain, and the same mydata folder exists on each add-on domain too. The structure in cPanel is:


where mysite.com is the main domain and the others are addons.

The htaccess file should map 'somedata' folder name to 'mydata' folder name, in any path in any domain and addon-domain, so I would place it in the root (is root considered where public_html, mysite2.com and mysite3.com sites are?) I prefer to do it without redirect, the simplest way possible for the server.

With RewriteEngine On, I tried the following:


Alias /somedata /mydata



RewriteRule ^mydata/(.*)$ /somedata/$1 [NC,L]


RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/somedata
RewriteRule .* /mydata/ [NC,L]


I'm stuck because of the syntax, can we make at least one work...?


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#2 Nicola0226


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 04:37 PM



generate .htacces in each of the sites /mydata/ folder, and add:


RewriteBase /mydata/
RewriteRule . /somedata/ [L]

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